Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Minnehaha County was established on April 05, 1862 (organized in 1868) from Unorganized territory.
Minnehaha County has Federal Census Schedules to help in researching your family tree. Federal government Population Schedules are present for 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Minnehaha Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Minnehaha Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1870 and 1880. Minnehaha Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. There are free down-loadable not to mention printable census forms to help with your research.
Minnehaha County Society and Family History Resources
A list of Minnehaha County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- South Dakota State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Little Cornwall On The Prarie, 2805 South Fourth Avenue, Sioux Falls SD 57105
- Nordland Heritage Foundation, Augustana College, Sioux Falls SD 57l97
- Sioux Valley Genealogical Society, Old Courthouse Museum, 200 W. Sixth St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104; A good microfilm collection of cemetery and old church records, naturalization records, South Dakota histories, and family records, including a surname file with obituaries and other vital records can be found here.
- Minnehaha County, South Dakota Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Minnehaha County, South Dakota Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
- USGenWeb Archives for Minnehaha County (usgwarchives.net)
Minnehaha County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist often overlook the benefits of Minnehaha County court, probate, and land files as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy details. Hidden away in South Dakota courthouses and archives just about everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of the many South Dakota residents.
The odds are very good that your potential forefathers have left a comprehensive record of at least quite a few elements of their lives in the Minnehaha County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other procedures which could have lead to him or her to appear in court records.
- Haakon County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 425 N Dakota Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
- Phone: (605) 367-5900
- Minnehaha County Register of Deeds
- Marriage Records: 1872
- Land Records: 1862?
- Minnehaha County Clerk of Court.
- Probate Records: 1862?
- Court Records: 1862?
- South Dakota Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in South Dakota for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.
Minnehaha County Links
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Minnehaha County. Each of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a payment. This is simply a directory which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to furnish your own most liked Minnehaha County genealogy or family history associated sites.